State Parks in Vermont

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State Parks

Bomoseen State Park, VT

168 RV rentals

Bomoseen State Park is a classic example of the picturesque Vermont landscape. Three thousand five hundred seventy-six acres sprawl over low mountains covered with birch, maple, and oak trees and wide-open valleys. The way of life is slower in this part of Vermont. Friendships are savored along with a good cup of coffee, and the wildlife is cherished. Count yourself lucky if you catch a fleeting glimpse of a white-tailed deer bounding through the woods or a shy black bear poking his head out of the bushes warily. The park borders a few acres of wetlands as well as Lake Bomoseen, the largest lake that’s entirely inside Vermont’s borders.

Though Bomosteen is a pristine example of wilderness, it’s not an …

Branbury State Park, VT

164 RV rentals

Branbury State Park is located in eastern Vermont, near the small community of Brandon, which lies only around 20 miles from the state border with New York. The nearest larger town is actually Ticonderoga, NY, which is around 25 miles to the west. The nearest real city is Montpelier, VT, at almost 60 miles to the northeast.

Branbury State Park sits on the eastern shores of the, fairly large, Lake Dunmore, very near the Green Mountain National Forest. This is a very rural, very scenic part of the country, comprised of forested lands and rolling hills. There are all sorts of ways to enjoy the great outdoors here. From hiking, camping, and water sports in the summer …

Brighton State Park, VT

166 RV rentals

Immerse yourself in the great outdoors at Brighton State Park, where mountainous forestry, bubbling streams, and mirrored bodies of water surround you at every turn. Located in northeast Vermont, the park is just 18 miles away from scenic Norton, and 43 miles from the artistic city of Lunenburg. Have fun scoping out the area while mountain biking through the breathtaking Kingdom Trails or while navigating the Great Vermont Corn Maze with your family!

With a charming train station and miscellaneous linked railroad sights peppered across town, Brighton State Park campers will find fascinating reminders that Island Pond was once the first international railroad junction in the United States. Brimming with rich history, the park today is a haven …

Burton Island State Park, VT

349 RV rentals

Burton Island State Park is on a very small island in Lake Champlain in Vermont. It is just off the shoreline near St. Albans Bay and is only accessible by a 10-minute boat or ferry ride. The island has several primitive campsites as well as a few cabins but does not support RV camping. The park is a very popular access point for boaters wanting to explore greater Lake Champlain, and there is a marina within the park with 100 slips and dockside electricity. If you have your own boat, you can use it to access the park instead of riding the ferry.

There are a nature center and a museum on-site, as well as a park interpreter who offers …

Button Bay State Park, VT

334 RV rentals

This park is situated on the shores of Lake Champlain, in northern Vermont. The long lake forms the border between Vermont and New York. The town nearest to the park is the small municipality of Ferrisburgh. The nearest larger town is Vergennes, which lies less than 10 miles to the east. The nearest larger city is Burlington, found around 30 miles to the north.

The primary activities available here revolve around the nearby, large lake. However, there are others that can be enjoyed, such as hiking, camping, picnicking, and experiencing the autumn colors this area is famous for during the fall leaf season. The park gets its name from the clay deposits, that resemble buttons, that are found …

Camels Hump State Park, VT

331 RV rentals

Camels Hump State Park in Vermont is best known for its mountain peak, aptly named Camels Hump. The distinctively shaped peak is much beloved by Vermont residents, and they even elected to put its profile on the state quarter instead of other landmarks like covered bridges or maple leaf. Originally established as a forest park in 1911, the park got upgraded to state park status in 1969, affording it some extra protection from lumber and mining companies.

The closest town is Waterbury, about 10 miles to the northeast. A charming town that was established in the early 1800s, the town is best known for Ben & Jerry Ice Cream. Though the ice cream company wasn’t founded in Waterbury, its …

CC putnam State Forest, VT

240 RV rentals

Picture a classic New England scene of rolling, twisting roads that travel over gentle mountains and through dense woods of maple, oak, and other hardwoods. These trees’ leaves transform from lush green to blazing red, orange, and yellow in autumn. When the temperature dips, the local's don thick, warm sweaters, peacoats, and scarves. Swathed in cozy knitwear, they cheerfully chat on street corners while sipping a hot cup of cocoa. Hardy outdoorsmen in wellies and waders venture into the wilderness of CC Putnam State Forest, armed with a fishing rod.

The closest town is the capital of Vermont, Montpelier. Montpelier, populated with about 8,000 residents, is one of the oldest cities in Vermont. Many homes and buildings are historic, …

Clarksburg State Park, VT

307 RV rentals

Tucked in the northern Berkshires right on the Stateline between Vermont and Massachusetts, Clarksburg State Park is a popular stopover point for motorhome camping enthusiasts exploring the region’s numerous recreational parks. Situated within proximity to a couple of cities, including Pittsfield, MA, and Northampton, MA, this state park is an ideal spot to base your travel trailer on your quest to experience new cuisines and cultures.

Some of the activities to engage in while camping with an RV at Clarksburg State Park include hiking, fishing, and skiing. For even more recreational activities, look up the nearby Green Mountain National Forest, which is home to some pretty epic hiking trails and waterfalls. For boating and fishing, the massive Quabbin …

Coolidge State Park, VT

267 RV rentals

Vermont's largest state park, Coolidge State Park sits in the heart of Coolidge State Forest and offers its visitors calming seclusion mixed with the mountain range as a beautiful backdrop. Just 20 minutes from Woodstock, half an hour from Rutland, and a short drive north of Ludlow, Coolidge State Park is a prime destination for New England campers.

In the 1930s, as part of the New Deal, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) built the park and the majority of the roads that connect the park to the rest of Vermont. It was the third state park in Vermont. The CCC also began a project to reforest a lot of the land which had been demolished due to …

Elmore State Park, VT

345 RV rentals

Tucked away in southeastern Lamoille County, Elmore State Park is in close proximity to the charming town of Johnson and exciting Stowe, both of which are just a little over 20 minutes from the park. Come and browse the countryside beauty, or load up your rental RV full of gear for a fun-filled day experiencing Elmore State Park. Pull out your fishing rod for a day on the lake, slap on the sunscreen for a day of hiking the trails, or jump into your swimsuit for a refreshing dip at the beach – this park has it all!

A product of the Civilian Conservation Corps' hard work during the Great Depression, Elmore State Park is a living testament to …

Emerald Lake State Park, VT

253 RV rentals

Surrounded by woods, thickets, and hills, just ten miles from the town of Manchester is a 20-acre lake with the glistening green surface rightly named Emerald Lake. Surrounding the mesmerizing lake is a 430-acre state park, characterized by old-growth forest comprised of sugar maples, hemlock, wildflowers, and multiple hardwood plant species. The Taconic and Green Mountains flank the park's east and west boundaries, offering yet more scenic views and opportunities to get out and about in the great outdoors.

Emerald Lake is a place where you can have a peaceful picnic, watch woodland critters, paddle along the shoreline, or fish. Manchester campers and Dorset campers are some of the most regular guests, as well as RV campers from Danby, …

Fort Dummer State Park, VT

402 RV rentals

Fort Dummer, in Vermont, was built in 1724 during Dummer’s War, a series of conflicts between New England and the Wabanaki Confederacy, which was allied with France. The fort is the first known permanent European settlement in Vermont. Unfortunately, when Vernon Dam was constructed on the Connecticut River, it flooded the original site of the fort. From a certain viewpoint in the park, however, it is possible to see the original site, which is underwater, when the river is calm.

Fort Dummer State Park was officially established in the 1930s when the Civilian Conservation Corps built access roads, a couple of buildings, and the restrooms. The campground was created in the 1960s to provide people with campers and travel trailers …

Gifford Woods State Park, VT

216 RV rentals

Set at the base of Pico and Killington peaks, Gifford Woods State Park combines stunning alpine scenery with a serene forest setting. The 285-acre park protects one of the last old-growth hardwood forests in Vermont, with a wonderland of towering sugar maples, beech, and hemlocks to admire. The park was founded in 1931 and is dotted with historic buildings constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Some are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, giving Gifford Woods State Park special appeal for history buffs.

There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the fresh air, whether you're exploring scenic trails, paddling on the lake, or roasting s'mores around the fire pit. Direct access to the Appalachian Trail makes Gifford …

Green Mountain National Forest, VT

178 RV rentals

Green Mountain National Forest is located in southwest Vermont. There are a few small towns surrounding it, such as Wardsboro and Manchester. The nearest larger town is Bennington, found around 30 miles to the southwest, while the nearest large city is Albany, NY, which is around 50 miles to the southwest.

Opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities abound here. Fishing, camping, and waterfall hikes can be enjoyed in the warmer months, and then there's cross-country ski trails and ice skating when the snow flies. No matter the time of year, you can have fun in this part of the country.

Half Moon Pond State Park, VT

162 RV rentals

Half Moon Pond State Park is located in the tranquil forests of Vermont, not far from the New York border and Lake George. It is a 90-minute drive from Burlington, which is Vermont's largest city. It is also a two-hour drive from Albany, New York. The park is a popular place for RV camping and tent camping. The tranquil atmosphere makes it an ideal place to escape city life when you rent an RV near Fair Haven.

Half Moon Pond State Park has an interpreter on-site to help you make the most of your time at the park and learn more about the area. Planned activities such as guided hikes, water activities, and arts and crafts projects are offered, …

Jamaica State Park, VT

322 RV rentals

Set in picturesque Vermont woods with rolling mountains, Jamaica State Park covers around 772 acres of the Vermont wilderness. Life in the deep, tall woods is slower and idle, to be savored and enjoyed. As sunlight trickle in through the canopy of spring green leaves overhead, the trails meander and weave through the trees. The ground underfoot is loamy, a rich hue of brown. The lush second-growth woods hints at unspoiled Vermont, granting visitors a vision of what the wilderness looked like long before man brought an ax.

Jamaica State Park has been used for several ventures over the past two hundred years. Once there were small mills all along West River, which runs through present-day Jamaica State Park. Settlers …

Lake Carmi State Park, VT

343 RV rentals

Lake Carmi State Park’s proximity to the Canada-United States border makes it a prime spot to visit. Adventurers can hit the lake, venture across the border to get a dose of Canada friendliness, and explore the charming Vermont towns, too. The closest town is Franklin, VT, which has a general store stocked with some food and basic supplies. It’s about three or four miles from the state park.

For more retail variety and medical care, however, you may need to venture down to Enosburg, VT, which is around seven miles to the southeast. Enosburg, among several things, is known as the birthday of the 21st president of the United States, Chester A. Arthur. Start planning the perfect RV camping …